- Collection ID:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
- Physical Description:
Transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. The interviews document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains transcripts and original audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. Series 1, Transcripts, 1996 are arranged alphabetically and a table of contents and abstracts are available for each interview. Series 2, Audio Cassette Tapes, 1996 are arranged alphabetically. The interviews were conducted by Andrew Goldstein, David Morton, and Frederik Nebeker.
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Transcripts, 1996
Series 2: Audio Cassette Tapes, 1996
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, conducted oral histories to document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry. These activities include, translation (people or companies instrumental in knowledge transfer between invention stage and commercialization); venture capital (entrepreneurs or financiers); applications (use of the basic form of microelectronics technology in entirely new, often unexpected applications) research management; legal issues; and chip design.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
This collection was created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with NMAH staff member, Barney Finn of the Division of Information, Technology and Communication and David Morton of the Center for the History of Electrical Engineering in 1996.
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, July 1998.
Ownership and Custodial History
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center on October 9, 1996.
Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Some oral histories are restricted; others unrestricted for research use on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Microelectronics Oral History Collection, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status unknown or uncertain.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012